Almanac Weekly’s calendar of events (February 4-13)

Saturday 2/6

John Burroughs Natural History Society Field Trip: Golden Eagle Survey, Delaware County. Contact Tom Salo ([email protected]) if you are interested in this important citizen science project. Info: Delaware County.

2016 Winter Folk Weekend. 2/5, 2/6, 2/7. A weekend filled with informal music. Info and reservations: or 718-672-6399. Hudson Valley Resort & Spa, 400 Granite Rd, Kerhonkson.

New Paltz Challenge XC Ski Race 2016. A 10K and 5K XC Ski Race plus a special 2K for all ages. The race will have two divisions - a classic ski and a skate ski. Info: Minnewaska State Park, Gardiner.

Take Your Child to the Library Day @ Grinnell Library. All children will receive a bookmark, a pencil and a coloring sheet. Also, any child who is age 7 & up, that signs up for a library card or has their library card with them, will receive a neat holder for their card. Info:845-297-3428. Grinnell Library, 2642 East Main St, Wappingers Falls.

9AM Waterman Bird Club Field Trip: Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center. Manor House parking lot, 79 Farmstead Ln (off 9D), Wappingers Falls . Info: 845-297-6701 or

9AM Saugerties’ Christian Meditation. Meets every Saturday, 9-10:30am. All welcome. No charge. 845-246-3285. Trinity Episcopal Church, Rte 9W, Saugerties.

9AM-4PM Viewing Station for Eaglefest at Boscebel. There will be eagle spotters from Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary with scopes to assist you, and a small fire for hand-warming. Info: Boscebel, Route 9D, Garrison, free.

9AM-11AM Northern Dutchess Hospital’s pavilion grand opening. Teddy Bear Clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. Have fun while you learn about what procedures you may encounter at a hospital. Space is limited to 50 children ages 3 to 8. Registration is required by Jan. 29. Northern Dutchess Hospital, Martin and Toni Sosnoff Pavilion, Rhinebeck.

9:30AM-11AM Woodstock: Christian Centering Prayer and Meditation. On-going, every Saturday, 9-10:30am. Everyone welcome. Info: 845-679-8800. St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church (the A-Frame), 2578 Rte 212, Woodstock.

10AM-1PM Sixth Annual Fabric, Yarns, and Craft Supplies Sale. Items for sale include fabric at $1 and $2 per yard, deeply discounted yarn, craft supplies, handicraft kits, and sewing, knitting, and crochet notions. There is also a large quantity of basket making supplies, a kit to make a fifty state quilt, brand new white tee shirts for crafting, a plush hand-hooked rug, and several working sewing machines. Free patterns and information on websites with ideas for crafters will be available at the sale.Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Tnpk, Gardiner. Info: 845- 255-1255 or

10AM-2PM Kingston Farmers’ Winter Market. Offering fruits and vegetables, organic and natural meats, a wide assortment of cheeses, wine, breads and other baked goods & honey. Info: Old Dutch Church, Kingston.

10AM QSY Society Amateur Radio Club’s Meeting. This month’s topic: video presentation of the K1N Navassa Island DXpedition 2015. Info: 914-582-3744 or East Fishkill Community Library, 348 Route 376, Hopewell Junction.

10AM-9PM Candlewax Recycling Drop-off. Open every Saturday, 10am-9pm. Candlewax in any condition to be recycled. Pachamama Store (near food court), Hudson Valley Mall, Kingston.

10AM-12PM Knitting Group. Stone Ridge Library, 3700 Main Street, Stone Ridge, 845-687-7023.

10AM-4PM Art Exhibit: Wind and Water Watercolor. Works by Claudia Engel. Exhibitd through 2/27. Info: 845-338-5580. Town of Esopus Library, Duck Pond Gallery, 128 Canal St, Port Ewen.

10AM Eagle Fest & Eagle Train. Join the MH Sierra Club and come aboard the “Eagle Train” from Poughkeepsie to Teatown’s Hudson River “Eaglefest.” Richard Guthrie, long time birder and Eagle expert will give a talk about “Eagles on the Hudson.” This year’s Eaglefest will be a day of viewing Bald Eagles in their natural habitat as well as up close and personal in heated tents for viewing.There will be a free shuttle to and from Eagle Headquarters in Croton Point Park to the train station that runs throughout the day.Info & schedule: or [email protected], or call Tea Town @ 914-762-2912,x.110. If you will be boarding the “Eagle Train”, email:  JoyAnn  at: [email protected]

10:30AM-11:30AM Silent Vigil for Global Peace & Non-Violence. Sponsored by The Kingston Women in Black. Info: 845-399-2805. Meet outside Cornell St PO, Kingston, 845-339-0637.

10:30AM Ukulele Lesson & Jam. Start your Saturday with gusto! All ages, levels. With ukes to borrow and new songs each month. Beginners especially welcome. Free. Phoenicia Library, 48 Main St, Phoenicia, 845-688-7811.

11AM-2PM Homemade Soup. Come and pick up (by the pint or by the quart) some delicious Soup. There will be multiple varieties to choose from… stock up for the big game. $4/pint. This sale is for Take Out only. Info: 845-657-6484. Samsonville United Methodist Church, Samsonville.

11AM-4PM The Hanford Mills Museum Ice Harvest Festival. A day of winter fun and hands-on history. Festival also includes ice carving by the SUNY Delhi Hospitality Center Ice Team, ice fishing with Trout Unlimited, horse-drawn sleigh rides, snowman village, hot soup buffet.. $9/adults, $7/teens, free/ srs & 12 & under.   Those living in zip codes 13757, 13739, 13786, 13750 and 13806 neighboring Hanford Mills also receive free admission.The Hanford Mills Museum , 51 County Highway 12, East Meredith, 607- 278-5744 or visit

11AM-2PM Hudson Valley Rail Trail Winterfest 2016. Twenty plus regional restaurants bring their best batches of chili to compete for the coveted “Best of Fest”. Free activities and games. Heated Lowe’s Project Tent. Hot drinks and food for sale. Hudson Valley RailTrail Depot, 101 New Paltz Rd, Highland, $2, free /6 & under.

11AM-12:30PM LEGO Club. Ages 4-14. Children are challenged to create LEGO crafts. Registration Required. Info: 845-679-6405 or West Hurley Library, 42 Clover St, West Hurley.

11AM Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Drop-In Snowshoe Lessons at Sam’s Point Area, designed for people who are beginners, interested in trying snowshoeing. No Reservations Required. Snowshoes are available for this program at a discounted rate of $5 per person. Info: at at845-647-7989. Sam’s Point Area, Visitor Center, Cragsmoor, $10 /car.

11AM Take Your Child To The Library Day. A special story time, craft, and scavenger hunt at 11am. Registration is appreciated, and can be done by calling the library or emailing Charlotte at [email protected] Clinton Community Library, 1215 Centre Rd, Rhinebeck.

11AM Super Circus Stuff with Lisa Lou. A one-person show includes juggling, balancing, plate-spinning, magic and more, along with lots of audience participation.$7/children, $9 / adults and seniors.Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck,661 Rt 308, Rhinebeck. 845-876-3080 or

11AM Modfest Open Rehearsal: Mahagonny Ensembles. Conducted by Jaylin Remensperger ’17 and Joseph Sopchak ’16. Info: 845-437-5370. Vassar College, Skinner Hall of Music, Poughkeepsie.

12PM-1PM Free Yoga Pizza Party. Recurring event every Saturday. Join Women’s Power Space and My Place Pizza for a rejuvenating yoga class and pizza. Families, beginners, and children welcome (mats will be provided). Donations appreciated. Info:[email protected] My Place Pizza, 322 Main St, Poughkeepsie.

12PM-3PM Northern Dutchess Hospital’s pavilion grand opening. Healthy You Expo. Fill the afternoon with art, mediation, exercise, music and healthy food . Info: Northern Dutchess Hospital, Martin and Toni Sosnoff Pavilion, Rhinebeck.

12:30PM-6PM Tarot Readings with Stephanie. Every Sat. Info: 845-679-2100. Mirabai Bookstore, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, $30 /25 minutes, $40 /45 minutes.

1PM Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company in HD:The Winter’s Tale. Play by William Shakespeare. (An encore broadcast from the Garrick Theatre in London in HD). Info: 8/45-473-2072. Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie, $20.

1PM-2PM Intro to eMagazines. Learn how to read magazines on your tablet or device. Registration Required. . Info: 845-679-6405 or West Hurley Library, 42 Clover St, West Hurley.

1PM-3PM An Afternoon of Stories & Songs - Come In From The Cold. Featuring The Ivy Vine Players, Betty Boomer, Jill Olesker & Bindlestick Bill. Poughkeepsie Day School, James Earl Jones Theater, Poughkeepsie. $12/adults, free/children. Tickets:

1PM-3PM Take Your Child to the Library Day. Recommended for children 3-7 years old. Kids are welcome to come in costume. The Library will be showing a popular ICY cold winter film to celebrate Info: 845-236-7272. Marlboro Library, Marlboro.

2PM Free Meditation Instruction. On-going every Saturday, 2pm in the Amitabha Shrine Room. 60-minute class requires no previous meditation experience. For info contact Jan Tarlin, 845-679-5906, 1012. Karma Triyiana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Rd, Woodstock.

2PM Four Chaplains Day Observance Program. Presentation & Film will commemorate the sacrifice of the Four Chaplains who gave their lives on 2/3/1945. Each chaplain gave his life vest to another that he might have a chance to live. Res reqr’d. The Hall of Honor, 374 Temple Hill Rd, New Windsor, free.

2PM Modfest Concert: ChoralFest. Cappella Festiva Treble Choir performs in a joint concert with the Vassar College Women’s Chorus in a celebration of music for treble voices. Info: 845-437-5370. Vassar College, Skinner Hall of Music, Poughkeepsie.

2PM Woodstock Film Festival presents Jack of the Red Hearts. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Janet Grillo. Info: Upstate Films, Tinnker St, Woodstock.

2PM Local History Lecture: Historic Architecture of Olive & Vicinity with Bill Rhoads. Info: 845-657-2482 or The Olive Free Library, 4033 Rt 28A, West Shokan, free.

2PM Friends of Historic Saugerties: Informal Talk: “Becoming History: Saugerties as a Casebook Example in Hudson Valley History” By Vernon Benjamin. Info: or 845-246-4317. Saugerties Public Library, Community Room, 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties.

3PM-6PM Opening Reception: : A Way of Seeing.Works by Hannah Mandel. Exhibits through 2/28. Info: 518-822-0510. 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren St, Hudson.

3PM Hudson Valley Psychic Saturday Meetup. Info: 845-246-5775. Inquiring Mind Bookstore, 65 Partition St, Saugerties.

3PM-5PM Armchair Travel Series: Iceboating on the Hudson River Then and Now. Brian Reid from Hudson River Ice Yacht Club will present historical photos of ice boats, and set up his ice boat for viewing in the parking lot. Info: or 518-828-1872 ext. 105 Olana, Wagon House Education Center, 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson, $10.

3PM Winter 2016 Documentary Film Series: Immigration, Migration and the American Dream. Free screenings of the Pare Lorentz’s “The Plow That Broke The Plains” (1936), “Farmingville” (2004), “The Immigrant” (1917), and “The Overnighters” (2014). Info:845-486-7745. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Henry A. Wallace Center, 4079 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park.

3:30PM John Burroughs Natural History Society Field Trip: Owl Prowl at Galesville. Walk or snowshoe (depending on snow depth).Trip leader Mark DeDea ([email protected] or 845-339-1277). Info: Shawangunk Grassland NWR, parking lot east of the main entrance,

4PM Book Reading: Suzan Saxman, author of “The Reluctant Psychic.” The Golden Notebook 29 Tinker St, Woodstock. Info:

4PM Book Reading& Discussion: Todd Brewster, author of Lincoln’s Gamble. Info: Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St, Hudson, free.

4PM-5PM Truffle Making 101. Hands-On. Learn to make chocolate truffles. Registration Required. Info: 845-679-6405 or West Hurley Library, 42 Clover St, West Hurley.

4PM-6PM Opening Reception for Directors Choice: The Responsive Eye. Also on view: Recent Work by WAAM Artists, Gregory Slick Solo Show, James Martin Active Member Wall, Small Works Show, and in the Youth Exhibition Space: Saugerties High School Student Art. Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, 28 Tinker St, Woodstock. Free.845- 679-2940.

5PM-7PM Public Art Reception. The opening of its four spring exhibitions: Andrew Lyght: Full Circle; The Floating World: Holograms by Rudie Berkhout; Made for You: New Directions in Contemporary Design and On the Street and in the Studio: Photographs Donatedby Howard Greenberg. Info: SUNY New Paltz, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz.

5PM-7PM   Oriole9 Restaurant presents its 97th Monthly Art Show Opening Reception. On view will be the fantasy paintings of Hatti Iles (back for a second consecutive show by popular demand) and the true-to-life house exteriors by Chuck Howland. The restaurant is located at 17 Tinker St, Woodstock. All shows are curated by Lenny Kislin. Info: 845-679-8117.

6PM Opening Reception: “Trialogue I: Jackson Dembar, Ruth Edwy & Suzanne Rees.” Show will exhibit thru 2/28.Cross Contemporary Art, 81 Partition St, Saugerties.

6PM-8PM Opening Reception: Guest Artist - Bruce Murphy. Live music. Exhibits thru3/31. Info: 845-516-4435 Betsy Jacaruso Studio, Rhinebeck Courtyard, 43 East Market, Suite 2, Rhinebeck.

6PM-8PM Opening Reception featuring a solo exhibition of paintings by Joel Longenecker. The work will be on display thry 2/ 28. Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday, 11:00 till 5:00 p.m. For further information about the gallery, the artists and upcoming exhibition.Info: or 518-828-5907. John Davis Gallery, 362½ Warren St,Hudson.

6PM Beefsteak @ The CIA Beefsteak welcomes food lovers to celebrate the pleasure and camaraderie of the communal table with a hearty meal, beers from the CIA’s own campus brewery, and musical entertainment. Prepaid, all-inclusive. Info: 646-454-9711. Culinary Institute ofAmerica, Farquharson Hall, Hyde Park, $150.

7PM Live @ The Falcon: Professor Louie & The Crowmatix (Roots Rock). Info: 845-236-7970 or The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro.

7PM David Temple. Music of the Americas. The concert will focus on classical guitar music from South, Central and North America. Includes light refreshments. Info: 845-594-4428. Cornell St Studios, 168 Cornell St, 2nd fl, Kingston, $25.

7PM Mardi Gras Celebration Dance Party. Doors at 7pm. Jambalaya and Gumbo Served From 7pm-9pm. Info: 845-679-4406. Bearsville Theater, Tinker St, Woodstock, $15.

7PM Saturday Night Jazz! New York City saxophonist Al Guart leads ensembles comprised of the best Hudson Valley Jazz musicians. A rotating roster of performers includes pianists John Esposito & Peter Tomlinson, guitarists Steve Raleigh & Peter Einhorn, bassists Lew Scott & Rich Syracuse. Other musicians regularly sit in with the band. Info: 518- 678-3101. Kindred Spirits, 334 Rt 32A, Palenville.

7PM Saturday Night Live Music & Noodles. 2nd set at 8:30pm.No cover, $5 donations to musicians recommended. Info: 845-255-8811 or Gomen-Kudasai Noodle Shop, Rite Aid Plaza, New Paltz.

7:30PM-10:30PM Kingston: Swing Dance . $10 admission includes basic lesson at 7:30 with instructors Linda and Chester Freeman, Kingston. No partner or dance experience necessary to attend. For more information and to register visit or 845-236-3939. MACFitness, 743 East Chester (route 9W), Kingston.

7:30PM-10:30PM Hudson Valley English Country Dance. Workshop at 7pm. Caller: Dorothy Cummings. Band: Tiddely Pom: Sue Polansky, clarinet, Katie Jeannotte, piano, Stewart Dean, concertina. Potluck refreshments will be served at the break. Info: or845-679-8587. Reformed Church of Port Ewen, Salem Rd, Port Ewen, $10, $5 /full time student.

7:30PM-10:30PM Swing Dance. Admission includes basic lesson at 7:30pm with instructors Linda and Chester Freeman. No partner or dance experience necessary to attend. For more info visit or call 845-236-3939. MAC Fitness, 743 East Chester, Kingston, $10.

7:30PM Kingston Chapter of the Hudson Valley Folk Guild 2015-2016 coffeehouse series. Featured performers, Mamalama Band. Anopen mic format (sign-up 7pm) starts the coffeehouse. Info: 845-229-0170 or [email protected] Unitarian Fellowship, 320 Sawkill Ave, Kingston.

8PM August: Osage County. Written by Tracy Letts. Directed by Christine Crawfis. Info: or 845-298-1491. County Players Falls Theatre, 2681 W. Main St, Wappingers Falls, $17, $14 /senior/under 12.

8PM Darlene Love. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer sings up a storm. Info: 845-610-5900, or Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Sugar Loaf.

8PM Modfest Concert by the Vassar Ensembles. The Vassar College Orchestra performs music by Norman Dello Joio, Charles Ives, and Prokofiev. The Mahagonny Ensembles perform a premiŠre by alumnus. Info: 845-437-5370. Vassar College, Skinner Hall of Music, Poughkeepsie.

8PM Black Mountain Symphony. Info: 845-679-3484. Harmony Café @ Wok ‘n Roll, 50 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock.

9PM The Trapps for The American Cancer Society. Info: 845-687-2699 or emailing [email protected] High Falls Café, High Falls.

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